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New York Times, Thursday, January 11, 1973

21-Down : Spider

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1973, The New York TimesNo. 8,552
Across
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Words for a pompous boss : HISNIBS
8
Discussion, for short : CONFAB
14
Kind of triangle : ETERNAL
15
Charwoman, at times : KNEELER
17
___ trois : MENAGEA
18
Alcázar site : SEVILLE
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Parseghian : ARA
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Erenow : ERST
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Hotel room : SINGLE
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Keepsake for Danilova : TUTU
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Word with hawk or rick : SHAW
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Fine fiddle : STRAD
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Eclipses, to the ancients : OMENS
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Goering's nightmare : RAF
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Picas' relatives : EMS
33
Part of midtown Manhattan : TINPANALLEY
38
Outdoor game : HIDEANDSEEK
39
Fixed, as boundaries : DELIMITATED
40
Baku's specialty : OIL
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Babylonian god : ANU
42
Land of the Morning Calm : KOREA
46
Islets : HOLMS
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Crate component : SLAT
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___ of kin : NEXT
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"Forget the gods ___" : AREOLD
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Not worth ___ : ARAP
57
Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Got out of control : RANRIOT
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Of a part of a sentence : CLAUSAL
62
Did editing : EMENDED
63
Androgen or estrogen : HORMONE
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Do a tax job : ASSESS
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Rapprochement : ENTENTE
Down
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Blood: Prefix : HEMATO
2
Again: Lat. : ITERUM
3
50x2, in a sense : SENATE
4
Depression agency : NRA
5
Playwright William : INGE
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Max and Buddy : BAERS
7
Garment slit : SLASH
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Payment mediums: Abbr. : CKS
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Parts of a bankroll : ONES
10
Leeward island : NEVIS
11
Boxing maneuver : FEINT
12
"It's ___ to me" : ALLGREEK
13
Actor Ralph : BELLAMY
16
Clarinets : REEDS
21
Spider : TARANTULA
24
Before : UNTIL
26
"Happy Birthday, ___ June" : WANDA
29
Word in N. African place names : SIDI
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Gandhian ordeal : FAST
34
Eelworm : NEMA
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Aches' partners : PAINS
36
Emblem of Wales : LEEK
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Lured : LEDON
38
Herodotus and Hippocrates, e.g. : HELLENES
39
Tableau of a sort : DIORAMA
40
Midwest counterpart of J.F.K. : OHARE
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Good sense : REASON
44
Under the sun : EXTANT
45
British P.M. : ATTLEE
47
Eve's relatives : MORNS
48
Kind of rule : SLIDE
50
Prefix for type : ARCHE
51
Claw : TALON
54
Suffices : DOES
56
Barber's chore : PART
59
Predecessors of P.A.T.'s : TDS
61
Japanese apricot : UME

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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